Akureyri, known as the "Capital of the North" and located near the Arctic Circle, is the second-largest town in Iceland. An industrial, shipping and dairy town on Eyjafjordur Fjord, 150 mi/240 km northeast of Reykjavik, it has a charming pedestrian shopping area, a folklore museum and botanical gardens that shouldn't be missed. When the weather is colder, plenty of winter sports activities are offered. During the summer, because the sun never sets, contestants in the Arctic Open play midnight go... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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